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Name: Lifestyle Balance

Length: 12 weeks, followed by 6-8 monthly meetings  (New dates and times to be determined)

Description: The program is called "Lifestyle Balance" because it can help individuals reach and maintain a healthy balance between three parts of their lifestyle:

  • Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Eating: Identify triggers that contribute to emotional eating patterns

Please speak to your doctor to see if this is the right program for you


Name: Relaxation Skills

Length: 8 weeks (2 hours once a week)

Description: This is a group where we practice relaxation through getting down on the floor for most every session, trying out visualizations, progressive muscle relaxation, guided mindful meditations, etc. Client should be able to lie down on mat on floor or sit in chair for most of 2 hours.

Name: Assertiveness Day Long Workshop

Length: One session

Description: This is a workshop for people who are either passive, aggressive, or passive aggressive, or who bounce back between these options, and who want to learn some practical understanding of what it means to be assertive and some assertiveness skills. This is not a group for people who struggle with being violent or abusive.

Name: Healing from Childhood Abuse Women's Group

Length: 10 weeks (2 hours per week)

Description: This is a pycho-education, skill building, and mutual support group for women survivors of childhood and/or teenage traumas

Learning Objectives: Together we will brainstorm topics we want to explore together.

Some typical topics include:

  •  How my childhood trauma impacted me
  •  Triggers, flashbacks and nightmares
  •  Being real with yourself about your struggles & coping patterns
  •  Skills of self-soothing & managing feelings or grounding by yourself
  •  Loneliness, trust & isolation
  •  Healthy & unhealthy relationships
  •  A commitment to safety & self-protection & walking away if needed
  •  Assertiveness & communication
  •  Having reasonable expectations of others
  •  Dealing with our families now
  •  Taking reasonable risks
  •  Being open - saying yes!
  •  Boundaries - saying no!

Lead: Brenda Ponic, Lead Social Worker

Maximum Class Size: 12

Referral: Primary Care Provider to refer to Mental Health Program

 

Name: CBT for Depression

Length:  8 weeks (1.5 hours once a week) (New dates and times to be determined)

Description: This workshop teaches strategies to patients suffering from depression. It aims to alleviate depression through the direct modification of the client's negative beliefs. This is done by challenging our perception of events through identifying faulty thought patterns.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn CBT strategies and skills
  • To increase behavioural activation
  • To learn more adaptive ways of thinking to decrease depression
  • To examine how our thoughts and beliefs are connected to our mood, behaviours, physical experiences and events in our lives.

Workshop Lead:  Social Worker with specialized CBT Training

Maximum Class Size: 10

Special Notes: Participants must be 19 years or older and patient of TC FHT

Referral:  Primary Care Provider to refer to Mental Health Program.  

 

Name: CBT for Anxiety with Mindfullness

Length: 10 weeks (2 hours once a week)

Description: This workshop teaches patients suffering from anxiety cognitive behavior strategies in a group format. It aims to identify, evaluate, and balance distress-related thoughts by examining how our thoughts and beliefs are connected to our mood, behaviors, physical experiences and events in our lives. The central idea in this approach is that our perception of an event or experience powerfully affects our emotional, behavioral and physiological responses to it. The Mind Over Mood workbook by Greenberger and Padesky is used.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the physiology of anxiety
  • To learn CBT strategies and skills
  • To examine how our thoughts and beliefs are connected to our mood, behaviors, physical experiences and events in our lives
  • To be able to identify, evaluate and balance distress related thoughts
  • To learn techniques for relapse prevention

Workshop Lead: Social Worker with specialized CBT Training

Maximum Class Size: 10

Referral: Primary Care Provider to refer to Mental Health Program.  

 

Name: Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Length:  8 weeks (2 hours once a week)

Description: This is a peer support program where you work on recovering your wellness and creating your own WRAP. A WRAP is a system for monitoring, reducing and eliminating uncomfortable or dangerous physical symptoms and emotional feelings.

Learning Objectives:

  • To develop an individualized "Wellness Toolbox" that includes for example, a daily maintenance plan, a list of your triggers, crisis planning, etc.
  • To create positive change in your life
  • To decrease occurrence rates of acute episodes of mental health challenges
  • To become empowered by building your own network of supports
  • To begin to develop the necessary skills to become a WRAP Facilitator yourself!

Workshop Lead:  Mental Health Recovery Educator, WRAP Facilitator

Outside Links:  Contacts for WRAP - www.mentalhealthrecovery.com, Copeland Center - www.copelandcenter.com

Maximum Class Size: 10

Special Notes: Participants must be 19 years or older and patient of TC FHT

                       WRAP will only be held when there are 7 registrants

Referral: Self referral - Contact Taddle Creek Family Health Team Administration Staff at 416-260-1315, ext. 0 for the next available opening    

 

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